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Sun Feb 03
Final
1 Denison
6 at Toledo
in Toledo, Ohio
Sat Feb 09
Final
8 #3 Chicago
1 vs. #27 Denison
@ Indianapolis, Ind. in Indianapolis, Ind.
Sat Feb 16
Final
3 Rhodes
6 vs. #27 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 02
Final
8 Denison
1 at Hope
in Holland, Mich.
Sun Mar 03
Final
6 #25 Denison
3 at #24 Kalamazoo
in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Wed Mar 06
Final
7 #25 Denison
2 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Mon Mar 18
Final
1 #24 Denison
8 vs. #22 Tufts
@ Biszantz Tennis Center in Claremont, Calif.
Tue Mar 19
Final
4 #24 Denison
5 vs. #12 Sewanee
@ Biszantz Tennis Center in Claremont, Calif.
Thu Mar 21
Cancelled
#24 Denison
vs. #3 Bowdoin
@ Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif.
Fri Mar 22
Final
1 Babson
8 vs. #24 Denison
@ Biszantz Tennis Center in Claremont, Calif.
Sat Mar 30
Final
7 #26 Denison
2 at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Wed Apr 03
Final
8 #12 Kenyon
1 vs. #26 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 06
Final
2 Oberlin
7 vs. #26 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 10
Final
9 #26 Denison
0 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Fri Apr 12
Final
1 Wabash
8 vs. #24 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 13
Final
0 DePauw
9 vs. #24 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 21
Final
6 #15 Carnegie Mellon
3 vs. #24 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Apr 26
Final
1 Wittenberg
5 vs. #25 Denison
@ North Central H.S. (Indianapolis, IN) in Indianapolis, Ind. - NCAC Tournament Quarterfinal
Sat Apr 27
Final
1 DePauw
5 vs. #25 Denison
@ North Central High School; Indianapolis, Ind. NCAC Championship Semifinal
Sun Apr 28
Final
1 #25 Denison
6 vs. #11 Kenyon
@ North Central H.S. - Indianapolis, IN in Indianapolis, Ind.
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DU defeats Hope to end Florida trip

Vlad Rotnov  |  Photo by Curt Ashcraft
Vlad Rotnov | Photo by Curt Ashcraft

ORLANDO, Fla. – Entering the day on a four-match winning streak, the Denison men's tennis team pushed that streak to five on Thursday afternoon, rounding out their time at the USTA National Campus with an 8-1 victory over Hope College.

In double play, DU's No. 1 duo of Kevin Brown and Jamie McDonald improved to 4-2 on the dual season, edging Hope's Michael Kiley and Timothy Roe, 9-7.

The Flying Dutch got the best of the Big Red in No. 2 doubles when Mark VanderStoep and Danny Kroeze defeated Mitchell Thai and Blake Burstein, 8-3, but Denison rebounded on the No. 3 court as John Purnode and Ryan Issa bested the pair of Carter Smiley and Justin Folkert, 8-4.

For the second day in a row, the Big Red swept the competition in singles action. In the No. 1 matchup, freshman Vlad Rotnov cruised past Kroeze, 6-0, 6-1, and Thai was nearly as dominant in No. 2 singles, tallying a 6-0, 6-3 win over VanderStoep.

Earning their second victories of the day, McDonald and Brown totaled wins in No. 3 and No. 4 singles, while freshman Patrick McGuigan finished off Smiley, 6-0, 6-2, in No. 5 play. Jacob Dennen rounded out the team win with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Folkert on the No. 6 court.

With a record of 5-1, the Big Red are off to their best start of dual season play since 2012 when they went 7-0 to start the year.

Denison will return to Mitchell Fieldhouse next Wednesday, March 28 when they host the College of Wooster at 4:30 p.m. in Granville.